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MM 14070 :: Artist's sketch, Ostracon

Object description
Ostracon, evenly rectangular. Sketch on one side in red and black. On a baseline stands a bed with only two legs visible. It is designed as the god Bes. On it sits a woman, wearing a pleated garment and a long, black wig. Her right arm is stretched backwards, towards the raised end of the bed. Between this end and the woman lies a child. To the left of the bed stands a naked person with shaved head. With the right hand swings this person a fan above the head of the seated woman. The left arm of the standing person is hanging along the side of the body. On the right stands a left facing woman who is naked, except for a long black wig decorated with a headband. Both her hands are reaching for the seated woman. Even further to the right stands a monkey on its hind legs. It is holding an object in its paws. Underneath the bed stands a vessel with an ointment cone in it.
Inventory number
MM 14070
Old numbers
E. 4070 / G-A 70
Object
Artist's sketch; Ostracon
Object, Swedish
Ostrakon; Konstnärs-skiss
Country - Origin
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Origin
Egypten
Geographic name, alternative
Deir el-Medina
Geographic name, alternative - Swedish
Deir el-Medina
Provenance - Origin
Deir el-Medina
Material
Limestone; Stone
Material, Swedish
Sten; Kalksten
Exhibitions
Permanent exhibition, Egyptian galleries, Medelhavsmuseet
Acquisition
Gift from R.G. Gayer-Anderson 1935.
Acquisition, Swedish
Gåva från R.G. Gayer-Anderson 1935.
Description, Swedish
Ostrakon, jämt rektangulär. Skiss på ena sidan i rött och svart. På en baslinje står en säng med endast två ben synliga. Den är utformad som guden Bes. På den sitter en kvinna som bär ett veckat plagg och en lång, svart peruk. Hennes högerarm är utsträckt bakåt, mot den upphöjda änden av sängen. Mellan denna ände och kvinnan ligger ett barn. Till vänster om sängen står en naken person med rakat huvud. Med högerhanden svingar denna person en handfjäder ovanför huvudet på den sittande kvinnan. Vänsterarmen på den stående personen hänger ner längs sidan av kroppen. På höger sida står en kvinna vänd åt vänster och som är naken förutom en lång svart peruk dekorerad med ett halsband. Båda hennes händer sträcker sig efter den sittande kvinnan. Ytterligare till höger står en apa på dess bakben. Den håller ett objekt i sina tassar. Nedanför sängen står ett kärl med en parfymkon inuti.
Description
Ostracon, evenly rectangular. Sketch on one side in red and black. On a baseline stands a bed with only two legs visible. It is designed as the god Bes. On it sits a woman, wearing a pleated garment and a long, black wig. Her right arm is stretched backwards, towards the raised end of the bed. Between this end and the woman lies a child. To the left of the bed stands a naked person with shaved head. With the right hand swings this person a fan above the head of the seated woman. The left arm of the standing person is hanging along the side of the body. On the right stands a left facing woman who is naked, except for a long black wig decorated with a headband. Both her hands are reaching for the seated woman. Even further to the right stands a monkey on its hind legs. It is holding an object in its paws. Underneath the bed stands a vessel with an ointment cone in it.
Condition
Complete
Period
19-20th Dynasty (1315-1081 BC), New Kingdom
Period, Swedish
19-20e dynastin (1315-1081 f Kr), Nya riket
Name - Acquired from
Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville
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Description
Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Major, after qualifying as a Doctor at Guy's Hospital, became an officer in the Royal Army, Medical Corps. He received his commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1903. He was lent to the Egyptian Government in 1905 by the British Government and spent the rest of his carrier in service of Egypt, in both military and civil capacities, reaching the rank of "Lewa" (Major General) and having the title of Pasha conferred upon him. He collected Egyptian objects of great significance. They are preserved in Gayer-Anderson Pasha museum in Cairo. He is the author of "Legends of the Bait al-Kretliya" (Luzac, London) and Christeros, poems (Wilding, Shrewsbury). He died in Lavenham in 1945. (www.indianminiature.org, 2012-08-31)
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Source, Viaf - same as
viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Name - Photographer
Hennix, Cecilia
Description
Cecilia Hennix.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Medelhavsmuseet 2013
Description
Medelhavsmuseet 2013 represents pictures taken in 2013 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2013.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-
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Description

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
2013
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 5, Village life
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Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 5.13
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Exhibition - Previously
Egypten, 1982-2012
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Description

The Egyptian exhibition shows various aspects of life in Pharaonic Egypt from 3000 BC to the Christian era. There are also many objects from the prehistoric period, starting around 5000 BC. Most of the objects came to Sweden in the late 19:century, and have been donated to the museum from private collections.

The Egyptian Exhibition contains, in addition to mummified humans, also mummies of cats, birds, fishes and snakes. The Goddess Isis with the child Horus in her lap meets the visitors as they enter the exhibition. The pose she holds occurs commonly in western art where the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus often is portrayed in the same position.

A portrait of the well-known pharaoh Sesostris was donated to Sweden by the Egyptian government in recognition both of Swedish participation when the Assuan-dam was built and of professor Torgny Säve-Söderbergh as an internationally well-known Egyptologist. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

The exhibition was made already in 1982. In 2002 there was a change, several of the galleries (4-8) on the upper floor were closed.

Time - Start
1982
Time - End
2012
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Egyptian gallery 2, showcase 02:08
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Egypt, Number in Exhibition
12.1
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
Ostraca with sketches of women and children on beds. Some of the beds have legs that are decorated with Bes figures.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Ostraka med teckningar av kvinnor och barn på sängar. Vissa av sängarna har ben som är dekorerade med Bes-figurer.
Need of treat
1
Cf_Publications

Kemp, B., JEA 65, 47 ff.

Pinch, G., Childbirth & c. (?), Orientalia 52, 1983, 406, 408.

Publications

Wrèse, A., Die Anfänge der ägyptischen Stempelsiegel-Amulette, Freiburg-Göttingen 1996, 139

Lexikon der Ägyptologie, “Wochenlaube-Wöchnerin”

Schulman,A.R., JARCE XXII, 1985, 99

Peterson, B., Zeichnungen aus einer Totenstadt, MedMusB, No 7-8 (1973), 103, No 133, taf. 70

Brunner-Traut, E., Altägyptische tiergeschichte und Fabel, Gestalt und Strahlkraft, Darmstadt, 1968, 16 (15d)

PhotoNegNo
Dig. neg. MM14070. Museum neg. 1442 (glass).
Reference - Published in
Peterson, Bengt E.J. (1973) "Zeichnungen aus einer Totenstadt" in Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin no 7-8 (1973).
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Source - http
books.google.se, libris.kb.se
Length / Längd
11,6 cm
Width / Bredd
18,1 cm
Dimensions
L.11.6 cm, W.18.1 cm
Date - Registration
1996-12-19; 2013-10-01